Born and raised in the Midwest, Jered grew up working on his grandparent’s farm where the transistor radio hanging in the barn was tuned to the local country station. The inspiring voices of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Mark Chestnutt, and more echoed off the walls every day.
His desire to play music was instilled by his grandmother. One of his earliest memories is sitting next to her at the piano while she taught him the notes on the keyboard. Guitar, drums, and singing naturally followed and he started his first band before he was a teenager. His high school years were spent performing for friends and family at local restaurants and talent shows.
Jered’s musical endeavors progressed professionally once he moved to Chicago for college. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree at DePaul University, Jered moonlighted in various bands around the city. Over the years the genres of the groups he played with spanned from country to pop to rock.
In 2006, he started working with a Chicago based producer, Chuck Gladfelter (Dovetail Joint), who would hire him as an auxiliary player for recording projects he was working on (The Year After, Fairline, IJ Quinn). These groups played the largest venues and festivals in Chicago and around the Midwest.
Jered decided to form his own country band in 2011. They performed anything from the 90’s to current hits. In addition to frequent shows at Bub City and like venues, his band played weekly ‘country night’ residencies at The Hard Rock Hotel and The Wit Hotel. By 2015, the decision was made to move to Nashville. Before boxes were even unpacked he was hired by ‘The World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.’ where he soon was playing 5 nights a week with a band of players that he handpicked. Drummer, Robert Blair (Kelly Pickler, Clay Walker, Aaron Tippin), guitarist Aaron Currie (Craig Campbell), and Grammy-nominated bassist Jeremy Middleton (Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen). Today, they have been playing 200+ shows a year in Nashville and as well as private engagements around the US.
Jered co-wrote the Canadian country music charting single, HUNT, for new artist Darcy John and he has also co-written songs for artists Luke Betchner and Ben Klick who are working on upcoming releases.
Currently, he is working on his debut EP release (2020) which will echo the 90’s country icons he was inspired by growing up.